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Deng leads No. 3 Duke past Princeton

Posted: Thursday, December 18, 2003

DURHAM, N.C. Freshman Luol Deng scored 18 points to lead No. 3 Duke to a 69-51 victory over Princeton on Wednesday night.

The Blue Devils (7-1) extended the nation's longest home winning streak to 32 games.

Andre Logan had 16 points for Princeton (4-3), which was playing its highest ranked team since 1997.

The Tigers trailed by eight points with 7 1/2 minutes left before Deng scored on a driving layup to give Duke a double-digit lead. Two minutes later, Deng hit a 3-pointer and his assist on a three-point play by Shelden Williams put Duke up 61-49 with 3:51 left.

No. 5 Georgia Tech 74, Alabama A&M 41

ATLANTA Reserve guard Will Bynum hit consecutive 3-pointers in an early 24-2 run and Georgia Tech remained unbeaten.

Georgia Tech (9-0) continued the third-best start in school history with a suffocating defense that forced 18 first-half turnovers by the Bulldogs and 28 in the game.

Luke Schenscher had a career-high 22 points on 10-of-14 shooting for the Yellow Jackets.

No. 7 Arizona 84, St. Mary's 78

TUCSON, Ariz. Channing Frye scored 18 of his career-high 26 points in the second half as Arizona escaped with the win.

The Wildcats (5-1) trailed 76-69 with three minutes to play, but outscored the Gaels 15-2 the rest of the way.

No. 16 Cincinnati 79, Clemson 56

CINCINNATI Jason Maxiell scored 20 points to lead Cincinnati, which was coming off a 15-day layoff.

The Bearcats (5-0) forced 25 turnovers with halfcourt traps, which set up a 27-5 spurt midway through the first half.

No. 18 Pittsburgh 79, Chicago St. 51

PITTSBURGH Julius Page scored 14 points in only 18 minutes as the Panthers (9-0) extended their home winning streak to a school-record 29 straight games. They have not lost in 23 games in the Petersen Events Center which opened at the beginning of last season.

No. 19 Syracuse 69, Manhattan 63

SYRACUSE, N.Y. Billy Edelin scored 14 points in the second half to rally Syracuse to its fourth straight victory.

Women

No. 2 Tennessee 96, DePaul 89

CHICAGO Ashley Robinson had 18 points and eight rebounds and No. 2 Tennessee rallied to win for the third straight time Wednesday night

Loree Moore hit a 3 with the scored tied at 83 to start a 7-0 run in overtime for the Lady Vols (6-0).

No. 5 Texas 90, Texas-Pan American 25

AUSTIN, Texas Heather Schreiber scored 17 points as Texas rolled.

No. 10 Georgia 86, Furman 51

GREENVILLE, S.C. Kara Braxton set a school record with 11-of-11 shooting and scored 22 points for Georgia.

No. 15 North Carolina 81, W. Michigan 52

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. Nikita Bell had 14 points and 11 rebounds to lead North Carolina.

No. 16 LSU 73, Kent St. 49

BATON ROUGE, La. Seimone Augustus scored 18 points and LSU used a 13-0 run near the end of the first half to pull away in the WOMENSCOLLEGEHOOPS.com Classic.

No. 24 Michigan St. 71, Pepperdine 55

MALIBU, Calif. Lindsay Bowen scored 20 points and Liz Shimek had 19 rebounds to lead Michigan State (7-1).

Pepperdine opened the second half with a 17-8 run that made it 48-43 with 8:08 to go, but the Spartans went on a 10-2 run to make it 58-45 with 4:41 left.

Shandrika Lee had 16 points for Pepperdine (2-5), which has lost to four ranked teams this season.



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